About Goodwill

Goodwill Industries of Greater New York and Northern New Jersey

Our Mission: Goodwill Industries empowers individuals with disabilities and other barriers to employment to gain independence through the power of work.

History

The first Goodwill in the New York Metropolitan area originated in Brooklyn in 1915. We were started by two clergymen, one from the Brooklyn City Mission and Tract Society and the other from Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims, who were inspired by the work in Boston of national Goodwill founder the Rev. Dr. Edgar J. Helms. Goodwill Industries of Brooklyn became independent quickly; it incorporated as a nonprofit organization in 1920 to buy the building that contained its store and workrooms.

In 1922, a Manhattan Goodwill was started through the New York Protestant Missionary Society. The Brooklyn and Manhattan Goodwills merged in 1962 to form Goodwill Industries of Greater New York. The move to our current Astoria headquarters took place in 1970.

Goodwill Industries of New Jersey was founded in Jersey City in 1919 by St. Paul's Community House. New Jersey Goodwill later moved its program center to its current Harrison location. The Greater New York and Northern New Jersey Goodwills merged in 1999.

Over 100 years later, we’re helping more than 60,000 people a year — through our 42 stores and 83 programs - to more fully and independently participate in society.

Leadership Staff

Katy Gaul Stigge

Katy Gaul-Stigge

President & CEO

Dolores Swirin-Yao

Dolores Swirin-Yao

Executive Vice President, Mission Services

Xenon Wallcot

Xenon Walcott

Executive Vice President, Operations

Scott Zucker - CFO

Scott Zucker

CFO & Executive Vice President, Finance

Board of Directors

Henry E. Gooss

Board Chair

Michael S. Insel, Esq. (decd.)

Chair Emeritus

Walter V. Shipley

Chair Emeritus

Don M. Wilson, III

Vice Chair

David C. Coquillette

Secretary

David Belkin, CPA

Treasurer

Andrew Baehr, CFA

Director

Damodaram Bashyam

Director

Katherine Black

Director

Michael Coyle

Director

Brian Fetherstonhaugh

Director

Bing E. Garrido

Director

Donald Huber

Director

William J. Sales

Director

Business Partnerships

Uber Logo
Google Logo
New York City Department of Sanitation Logo
New York Road Runners Logo
Ann Taylor Logo
Better Business Bureau logo
Charity Navigator Logo

Program & Service Partnerships

New York State Industries for the Disabled logo
ACCSES CNA Services NJ - New Jersey Association of Rehabilitation Facilities
Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities
New York Association of Training and Employment Professionals
New York State Rehabilitation Association Logo
New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services Logo
Nys Association of Community Residential Agency
Coordinated Behavioral Care Logo

Reports & Compliance

Since 2002, Goodwill's Compliance Division supports the organization in achieving transparency, accountability, as well as the highest legal and ethical standards, while ensuring the organization meets its regulatory obligations. Accountability is built upon established policies and procedures, risk analysis, and training geared to assuring well-informed employees.

Through a robust review process, both the efficiency and effectiveness of Goodwill’s programs are improved. The Chief Compliance Officer reports directly to the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors. Through approaches that encourage commitment and ethical practice, a culture of compliance is cultivated. Compliance creates and maintains a culture of integrity while defining and identifying best practices.

Contact Us

Astoria Main Office

Goodwill Industries of Greater New York & Northern New Jersey, Inc.
4–21 27th Avenue
Astoria, NY 11102-4175
info@goodwillnynj.org
(718) 728-5400
(718) 777-6451